Day 3: Elevate Your Impact by Asking Yourself These Three Questions
Advice from Carol Isozaki, Strategic Brand Intelligence
Carol Isozaki, Strategic Brand Intelligence
We often play small when we shouldn’t, and the consequences are significant. Your voice isn’t heard, your impact isn’t felt. You’re not given a seat at the table, or you risk losing the seat you have.
Make 2022 the year you stop giving yourself free passes. Rather, fully own your voice and your value by taking a more courageous, higher-impact, more strategic approach. Use these three powerful accountability questions as your guide:
What is the right and necessary thing to do?
What do the organization, team, project, and situation deserve from me?
What is the result I’m capable of achieving?
It’s hard to imagine ever responding with these answers:
The right and necessary thing to do is to resist change, or to keep my great ideas to myself.
The organization, team, project, and situation deserve to have me go it alone rather than leverage the resources around me. They deserve to have me ignore increasing feelings of burnout, making a leave of absence an imminent risk.
The best I’m capable of achieving is maintaining the status quo. Innovation and scale will occur if and when I have time.
These questions are equally useful in our personal and professional lives. They are especially powerful when the right, necessary thing to do is outside your comfort zone. Wishing you an AMAZING year of elevating your impact! #PLANtoBeAmazing!TM
Deb’s Note: I have often used Carol’s advice of stopping “unintentional ridiculous strategies” as a way to guide my life. You would never intentionally go into a meeting saying, “I plan to add no value,” but how many times have you walked out of one having done just that? Apply this to your 2022, thinking about how you are employing techniques that would make no sense if you actively chose them. Then stop and think about what proactive choices you would rather make instead. Using this strategy has changed my outlook and intentions. I hope it will for you too.
Do you have any advice on how to work on owning your own voice and value when transitioning from a start-up to a much larger company?
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